styling

FOUND! The detachable collar that wont swivel!



Thanks to Keep It Chic I have discovered a new fashion term. A ‘topping’ is apparently the name of these switcheroo collars that have a bit of extra fabric to keep them in place. The word ‘topping’ came from CeCe Toppings‘ founder Jamie Turquie; “it’s the top of the shirt. The word ‘dickey* was so unattractive that it automatically put off so many people. Topping sounds so much prettier, don’t you think?” (more…)



Firenze4Ever Part 3: Ready, steady, shoot!



A bit like a fashiony take on Ready Steady Cook, the concept of the Firenze4Ever Style Lab is you get given your ingredients – the team (model Seo, photographer Gianluca, assistant Carlotta) plus a delicious spread of the AW11 collections for you to whizz up a (hopefully) delicious, sartorial concoction. Against the clock, you prep, style and art direct your shoot before editing down to a final selection. (more…)



Quote of the day



“I started putting girls in men’s clothes. Yves Saint Laurent had just produced the tuxedo, but who could afford Yves Saint Laurent? So I went to Moss Brothers, where they had a great second-hand department. It didn’t have to fit, just put a gold belt around it and then wear high heels.”
The inimitable Godmother of Styling, Caroline Baker on styling the 70s*, 10 Magazine

*It all sounds very French Vogue…